Deputy Constable Frederick James Smartt

Deputy Constable Frederick James Smartt

Fresno County Constable's Office - Fresno Judicial District, California

End of Watch Friday, August 16, 1918

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Frederick James Smartt

Deputy Constable Smartt was killed in a motorcycle while on patrol. His motorcycle collided with a fruit truck and he was thrown to the ground. The truck then ran over him, causing fatal internal injuries. Deputy Constable Smartt succumbed to his injuries the following day.

Deputy Constable Smartt had been in law enforcement for 20 years and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Thursday, August 15, 1918

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Deputy Constable Smartt,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Fresno County.


United States Border Patrol

August 16, 2018

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